The Huntington Botanical Gardens

What's In Bloom

September 2007

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Species:  Justicia brandegeana 'Jambalaya'

Common name:  Shrimp Plant

Family:  Acanthaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:  Brick red flowers

Species:  Phoenix loureirii

Family:  Arecaceae

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:  Open hybrid

Species:  x Amarygia

Family:  Amaryllidaceae

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes:  White flowers

 

Species:  Canna 'Gaiety'

Family:  Cannaceae

Location in Garden:  Palm Garden

Notes: Yellow/red flowers


 

Species:  Uncarina grandidieri

Family:  Pedaliaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Conservatory

Notes:  Yellow flowers

 

Species:  Plumeria acutifolia

Common name:  Frangipani, Temple Tree

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  Mexico

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, Jungle Garden

Notes:  Fragrant white flowers

 

Species:  Pachypodium lamerei

Common name:  Madagascar Palm

Family:  Apocynaceae

Region of Origin:  Madagascar

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  White flowers

 

Species:  Cyphostemma juttae

Common name:  Succulent Grape

Family:  Vitaceae

Region of Origin:  Namibia

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Toxic red fruit

 

Species:  Dioscorea elephantipes

Common name:  Elephant's Foot

Family:  Discoreaceae

Region of Origin:  South Africa

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Large caudiciform; This plant has been growing in this location since 1931; See new Desert Garden Book, pp. 51, 53

Species:  Aloe reitzii x A.rivae

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Red/orange flowers


Species:  Echinopsis eyriesii

Family:  Cactaceae

Region of Origin:  Argentina

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Species:  Neobuxbaumia euphorbioides

Family:  Cactaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden

Notes:  Very tall stems


Species:  Aloe 'Hercules'

Family:  Aloeaceae

Location in Garden:  Desert Garden, by Sycamore

Notes:  Interesting bark

 

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